Queering the Name Badge

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Oct 27th at 1:00 PM until 2:30 PM


Queering MozFest 


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Brightly colored name badges are a familiar part of conferences the world over, and pronoun stickers have become part of those badges. And yet, the static nature of these badges denies our fluid selves. What about name badges that reflect the multiple facets of our identity (see also https://twitter.com/alicegoldfuss/status/1024331334661992448) and that they shift from femme to androgynous, masculine to non-binary over the course of the day. Events such as DefCon have made the name badge a place of play (https://twitter.com/search?q=defcon%20badge%20photos&src=typd), but DefCon is a masculine space. Let's take the masculine hacker badge and queer and complicate it, explore how we can balance the safety of diverse attendees and report back what we learn and develop.

This is a Shed session and part of the Queering MozFest experience.